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Kyejo

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  • Tanzania
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1800 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 9.229°S
  • 33.792°E

  • 2176 m
    7139 ft

  • 222170
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
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This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1800 (?) Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations Sarabwe and Fiteko
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Kyejo.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Kyejo.

Photo Gallery

The Kyejo volcanic complex (also spelled Kieyo) is seen from Katete, an eroded volcano located 10-15 km to the NNW. Late-stage activity consisted of the formation of numerous maars and cones. The latest eruption around 1800 CE took place from two cones that were constructed along a NW-trending fissure: Sarabwe and Fiteko. The eruption produced lava flows that overran several villages.

Photo by Karen Fontijn, 2008 (University of Ghent).
See title for photo information.
Sarabwe and Fiteko cones, visible halfway up the flank of the Kyejo volcanic complex, erupted about 1800 CE, in the latest eruption in this region. The eruption from these cones formed the Sarabwe lava flow (not clear in this picture). The cones are seen from the village of Masebe, 5 km NW from the summit.

Photo by Karen Fontijn, 2008 (University of Ghent).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.


Title: Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Africa-E
Year: 1986
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Kyejo in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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